Kris Boyd comments best thing to happen to Celtic


The thought was put to me this morning that Kris Boyd’s ill-considered comments on the Celtic squad – that they are divided – could be the best thing that happened to the team this season.  Football clubs and footballers perform best with a ‘them’ to work against.  We had this briefly under Ronny, when Aberdeen kept in touch for five months of the season, but since then we have pretty much had the run of the place.

Boyd is a professional footballer playing in the same league as Celtic.  When an opponent comments on you or your team, the words carry greater resonance than they otherwise would.  I doubt newspaper clippings are pinned to dressing room doors, but everyone at Lennoxtown will have reacted to what a Kilmarnock player has said about them.

Then we had the “Aston Villa make their move” for Brendan Rodgers tat.  Brendan will leave Celtic eventually, but the entire planet knows it will not be for a team 15th placed in the Championship.  It is no indication of his or Celtic’s worth and insulting to suggest otherwise.

Footballers and managers are best with a point to prove.  Celtic are capable of winning every domestic game between now and the winter break.  Whatever has gone on at Lennoxtown this season, recent comments have given the squad plenty of motivation.

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  1. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Celtic in Classic Literature


    “Someone must have slandered Josef K., For one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested. He had only been a member of the Green Brigade, for a few months. The Green Brigade were the ultra arm of the famous Glasgow Celtic’s support.

  2. BankieBhoy


    I considered that opening as well but was going to finish with.


    ` I pondered those words of paternal advice as I made my way to Glasgow`s East End etc `








    13-hour wait for a 1 hour flight is ridiculous. Tell Aer Linus to keep an eye on your luggage,you’re off to Dublin for a wander. And hit them with restaurant bills anaw.





    Josef K?



    Marvellous debut album,still on my shelf.

  5. Marspapa



    Celtic legend Willie Wallace has blasted Brendan Rodgers for not using Daniel Arzani once this season, claiming that he would sack the Hoops boss if he was on the board.


    Manchester City signed Arzani, 19, from Melbourne City in the summer and instantly sent the Australia international on a two-year loan to Celtic.


    However the attacker has not made a single appearance, not even on the bench, for the Bhoys, and Wallace is baffled by Rodgers’ decision to sign him and suggests that he should try to force an early exit away from Parkhead.



    “He’s saying it’s going to be a while before he plays. Well, why are Celtic paying the wages and not Man City?” said Wallace, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.



    “If I was the board at Celtic, I’d have kicked the manager’s a*** out the door.



    “Why would you take Arzani for two years if he isn’t going to play in your team? The kid, for me, will finish up a better player than James Forrest.”



    He added: “When I heard Rodgers say he wasn’t ready, I was baffled. Why take the boy if he thinks he’s not ready?



    “If I was the lad, I’d ask to go back to City or go somewhere else to get a game.”






    Wallace’s opinion is a bit in the extreme as wanting Rodgers gone for not playing one player is a bit over the top. Rodgers has barely used Marvin Compper since spending £1million on him in January but you do not hear the same sort of calls. Arzani is an exciting young player and he should definitely be playing more, but it is still early days and there is plenty of time for him to impress. Celtic won 6-0 at the weekend and Forrest got four of them goals, so axing him to give Arzani some game-time right now would be madness. The Hoops are bound to be hit by injuries at some point and that could be when Arzani gets his chance to shine. It is only October and the Aussie ace still has well over a year left on his loan at Parkhead. Wallace needs to be patient because you can guarantee that Arzani is showing his patience right now.










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    John O’Brien


    about an hour ago


    If Arzani is not playing then Arzani is not ready. By all accounts he hasn’t eexactly shone in the reserves so i will trust the management on this one.



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    frankie bhoy


    about an hour ago


    I agree 100% Willie.

  6. Hot Smoked………….



    Yours is better……scans well with lyrical cadence.







  7. HOT SMOKED on 12TH OCTOBER 2018 9:47 AM



    Cheers , i just thought it was out of character and a bit extreme .


    If that had been another player from a different team i would have diffent thoughts on him ….


    Anyhoo thanks for putting it up .

  8. Lisbon Lions Upper on

    Papers rubbing their hands with the Willie Wallace nonsense this morning.



    Willie Wallace is an undisputed Celtic legend, and a member of the greatest Scottish club side of all time. He’s more than entitled to his opinion.



    What he’s not entitled to be is disrespectful to anyone, never mind our double-treble winning manager.



    “ Boot Rodgers arse”, aye right Willie very good.



    You might have garnered some publicity for your night in Monday, but I’m not sure it will necessarily correspond to more ticket sales.




    Who else should the manager pick or is a it just a player bought by Man City for £200,000 you are moaning about?



    Your lack of respect for our manager and by extension, our club is quite frankly, staggering.



    Hope you are well.

  10. See Celtic are selling tickets for the semi.


    Thought they would have held back to see if the rumours about the Hampden game being cheaper are true – I smell schecht.

  11. Bankiebhoy


    Thanks but I am not so sure re `better` and `lyrical cadence` :-)) I was just trying to end it in the same fashion as Hunderbirds` original offering then bugger me,if he doesn`t then give a different ending anyway ( 9:41 ) !!


    Good fun though but that`ll do for me for now.





  12. Re Willie Wallace.


    Willie was at a CQN Golf Day a few years ago and appeared a smashing and humble guy. Perhaps this story, like so many, is being presented in a way that is very different from the intent of Willie`s actual comments.



  13. The post above appears to be quoting Wallace.



    If he didn’t say it he will sue.



    Won’t he?

  14. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Or perhaps someone other a vested interest has asked WW to ake such a strong comment, here’s an idea, CQN have a great relationship with WW I’m sure we’ll find out the motives soon enough.

  15. cmon, do we really think willie wallace said those things in the dramatic way that the papers reported them,



    seriously ?

  16. No idea if Willie Wallace said those things or not. If he did, he’s talking Lillian Gish, clearly.

  17. That Willie Wallace nonsense is probably the most bizarre thing I’ve read in my life.



    Flabbergasted CSC.



    HH. ?

  18. Hunderbirds, Hot Smoked,


    Thanks for those epic pick-me-ups after a dismal performance from our national team last night. HH

  19. Read it again surely the man didn’t really say that he’d sack our manager for not starting the Australian?



    ? ? ?

  20. !!BADA BING!!



    Thats why in my origonal post i ended with “strange indeed”.



    Obviously there will be a strong rebuttal from Willies side in due course .



    If this is made up gash surely its time for Celtic and other Celtic minded to take a stand , its absurd the amount of shit getting threw our way .

  21. Daniel Armani,


    With a grand total of 24 first team appearances for Melbourne in Australia


    Should walk into the Celtic team


    Aye right

  22. Bloody spellcheck


    I did write Arzani


    Anyway, still not getting into our first team, a bit of growing up to do from his current 5’7″ ?

  23. I know you’ll all be as intetested as i am in Princess Eugenies wedding .



    Andrea Bocelli absoloutely faultless , flawless performance .



    She is Gorgeous too…a bit lookalikey of Marie Osmond .







    Are you not watching the wedding , its ended now but i thought you maybe have been interested in the prayers and hymms , quite uplifting ?

  25. I have to admit I was tempted. I love choirs and I love Andrea. But all the royalty stuff? No thanks.